Netherlands > Amsterdam
heinz44 (1) Amsterdam, Netherlands | November 24, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
They recently added some new beers to the list:
- St Bernardus Prior
- St Bernardus Abt
- St Bernardus trippel
- Brand Zwaar Blond
Fin (433) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | March 9, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Me and my dad visited here Saturday 9th March 2013. This place had a wonderful interior with great terrazzo floor inlaid with mosiacs. The wonderful very low bar counter meant that all of the bar stools had to have the legs cut down to ensure that they never sat to high for the bar. The floor also slopped gently. Sitting by the window you were sat underneath some very large barrels which once dispensed the likes of Jenever, Brandy etc for off sales. I believe that this bar is stil able to offer off-sales and is one of just three places left in Amsterdam that can. We had Rochefort 6 and Brand Imperator on our visit. The landlord was very friendly and chatted a lot about the history of this place to us. Great bar.
Plaas (56) Alkmaar, Netherlands | July 19, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
This is were I drank my very first beer, together with my uncle. It isnít a young place, but still, I feel at home here. The atmosphere is really great, the beers are fine, service is as it should be in such a traditional pub. Oosterling is one of the last three bars in Amsterdam that is a shop too ("slijterijcafť"), you can buy bottles of liquor and genever here. If you want to taste the real atmosphere of an Amsterdam pub, go there!
Jur (32) , Netherlands | May 21, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
The Oosterling is a classic Dutch "Lokaal" on the corner, with a low bar, well worn entrance and no music or talking about politics allowed. That might distract from the mellow and pleasant drinking atmosphere.
Service is friendly and attentive.
The terrace is on the park with the afternoon sun.
chriso (313) London, England | May 9, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
OK, Brand beers are not (any longer?) particularly exciting but, as a completist, I was looking to try them. And preferably in pleasant surroundings in a place not overrun by tourists. This place fitted my bill and Iím adding it on the basis that it will probably fit a few other peopleís bills too. Itís a venerable, cosy place, some way off the beaten tourist track (but not too remote), with just a few locals in attendance when I visited mid afternoon. It has an old mosaic tiled floor, some big old barrels around and about and a strangely low bar counter (with low bar stools to match). I was also very impressed by the range of drinks on display behind the bar until I realised that it functions as a bottle shop as well as a bar. Four Brand beers on tap, including Imperator, UP and the current seasonal (Lentebock at the time). There were also a few Belgian taps and bottles on offer. By no means an essential beery stop but a pleasant spot to drop in for a few jars. And a couple of the Brand beers arenít too bad either. Didnít notice whether there is any food but, if there is, it will only be snacks.
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